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Arla Casselman and John Grote
of Ewing Fruit Company in Warren

Know Your Organic Producers!

Meet Arla Casselman and John Grote of Ewing Fruit Company in Warren. Arla and John farm approximately 30 acres of MOFGA-certified organic wild blueberries. They offer fresh and frozen blueberries directly from the farm. Blueberries are being pollinated now and will be available in August. Visit their Facebook page to learn more and to place an order. Arla is also a participant in MOFGA's journeyperson program as she works toward expanding their business to include flowers and floral design.

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Organic and Sustainable Agriculture News
“Compost Paintings: The Cycle of Life” opens at Maine Farmland Trust Gallery
Bangor Daily News - 5/31/2012.
‘Café des Artistes’ – The exhibit “Compost Paintings: The Cycle of Life” opens Friday June 1 with a reception from 5:30-8 p.m. at Maine Farmland Trust Gallery, 97 Main Street in Belfast, featuring works by Maine artist Ed Nadeau and an interactive installation by Vincent Abaldo.
OSGATA hires new general manager
Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association - 5/31/2012.
Washington, Maine: The Organic Seed Growers and Trade Association has hired Holli Cederholm as their general manager in charge of technical assistance, organizational development and communications. She joins with experience as an organic farmer, seed grower, seed company professional and freelance writer.
Local activist mothers protest weak standards for chemicals
Kennebec Journal - 5/29/2012.
By Michael Shepherd – A group of Maine mothers and activists took a bus to Washington, D.C., last week to join demonstrations urging tougher federal standards on commercial chemicals. Maine had the largest delegation there out of 31 delegations from states, “and probably the loudest,” said Ginger Jordan-Hillier, of Monmouth. “We had the best signs, too.”
On ‘Dust-Bowlification’ and the grave threat it poses to food security
Climate Progress - 5/28/2012.
By Joe Romm – I do not believe that most Americans – and that includes most policymakers and the media – understand the convergence of the recent scientific literature on the extreme threat posed directly to this country of Dust-Bowlification.
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